When you work in construction there is a lot of safety rules and equipment around to do everything to prevent injuries on the work site.
One man might want to consider getting a steel cup to wear after he nearly shot his own penis off with a nail gun while working near Swansea, Wales.
The 22-year-old construction worker mistakenly pulled the trigger on a hydraulic hand nail gun at the wrong time, resulting in a nail to become lodged into his pelvic area.
As you can see in the pictures below, the nail missed his manhood by just inches.
The Daily Star interviewed his co-worker, Mathew Meagher, who explained:
“For want of a better phrase, the nail was pretty much through his dick.
He came over to me and said he’d shot himself. Then I saw it. I just went white. I said to him, ‘Jesus, what’s that?’ I couldn’t believe it.
He wasn’t crying or screaming in pain or anything, he was just dead calm. It hadn’t fazed him at all.“
The unlucky bastard was taken to a hospital in Swansea where the doctors explained how lucky he was too have just missed one of his main arteries.
Mathew added: “It makes your eyes water. Even looking back I’m flinching. I’m very relieved it wasn’t me. I had a couple of dates coming up that weekend.”
The 22-year-old construction worker has since made a full recovery.